2009-07-06 Caffeine May Fight Alzheimer's Memory Loss - Drinking Coffee May Combat Brain Protein Linked to Alzheimer's Disease

http://www.webmd.com/alzheimers/news/20090706/caffeine-may-fight-alzheimers-disease-memory-loss

Getting your daily caffeine hit may help keep your memory sharp.

A new study shows caffeine reversed memory loss in mice bred to develop Alzheimer’s disease and reduced the level of beta-amyloid protein in the blood and brain. Plaques containing beta-amyloid protein are found in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease.

"The new findings provide evidence that caffeine could be a viable 'treatment' for established Alzheimer's disease, and not simply a protective strategy," researcher Gary Arendash, PhD, a neuroscientist at the University of South Florida, says in a news release. "That's important because caffeine is a safe drug for most people, it easily enters the brain, and it appears to directly affect the disease process."(Read entire article)

2009-07-06 Daily Dose of Caffeine May Cure Alzheimer's, Scientists Find

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,530170,00.html

Three large cups of coffee a day could help to slow the progress of Alzheimer’s disease and even reverse the condition, researchers say.

A daily dose of caffeine can suppress the degenerative processes in the brain that can lead to confusion and memory loss, a study in mice suggests.

Although drinking coffee has previously been linked to a lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s, this is the first study to suggest that caffeine can directly target the disease itself. (Read entire article)